Odessa Weekend

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I decided to spend the long Memorial Day weekend visiting the nearby city of Odessa. It was my first time in Ukraine, and my first time at the Black Sea. Of all the new places I would be searching for … Continued

Pascha 2019

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While everyone back home in the States celebrated Easter on April 21, I opted for the local custom, which is to follow the Orthodox calendar. Orthodox Easter, or Pascha as they prefer here, was observed on April 28 this year. … Continued

English Club

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The other reason I’ve been preoccupied over the past few weeks was an English Club that I had the privilege of helping out. I didn’t take any pictures, because in that context photos seem awkward to me, but it was … Continued

Days Of Rhine And Whoases

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It’s been a minute since I’ve posted an update, but for good reason: I’ve been busy! Part of what has occupied my attention was a little trip I took to Western Europe thanks to a crazy cheap ticket I found. … Continued

Getting Outside At Last

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You’ll notice that I missed updating this blog last week. That’s because I got to spend most of my Sunday afternoon and evening out with my kid Vlad. After hitting up Andy’s Pizza, a local chain that seems to blend … Continued

Steps at a Time

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There were three important events this week that I need to share. First, I was accepted as a volunteer by the organization I was hoping would sponsor my visa application. I’m not entirely sure about the organization’s structure, but it’s … Continued

Cyrillic and Snow

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Not much to report this week. I can say that I’ve been getting the travel itch, so I’ve been brainstorming trips I could take for a long weekend in the coming months. I watched a couple episodes of Dark Tourist … Continued

Pirouettes and Pas de Moi

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There’s not a whole lot to report today. The temperature has been hovering around freezing all week, which means that the snow is all still here, and every time I leave the house I discover a different form of ice, … Continued

Settling In

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I have now been in Moldova for a week and a half, and I’m loving it. I was greeted almost immediately by an inch or less of snow, something not unheard-of in Nashville, but it didn’t melt right away like … Continued

NYE in Copenhagen

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At 11 pm local time on 12/30/18, I hopped on a plane in Ft Lauderdale and began the journey to Moldova. As luck would have it, the most affordable route would include an overnight layover in Copenhagen, and on New … Continued